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So John and I bought out first watercraft from the amazing BBX. Just a jet ski for now but given their quality? We'll be back for something a bit bigger. Anyway, we have a nice waterfront place and headed out down the canal and out only as far as the edge of the land parcels and boom! No further. Hit a wall. Is it because this specific water vehicle can't get through those barriers, or are we doing something else wrong and fail to understand how sailing/yachting works in the wider SL world? Thanks!

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13 minutes ago, TickleKitten said:

So John and I bought out first watercraft from the amazing BBX. Just a jet ski for now but given their quality? We'll be back for something a bit bigger. Anyway, we have a nice waterfront place and headed out down the canal and out only as far as the edge of the land parcels and boom! No further. Hit a wall. Is it because this specific water vehicle can't get through those barriers, or are we doing something else wrong and fail to understand how sailing/yachting works in the wider SL world? Thanks!

 

It has to be true SL water to sail in it.  Much of what looks like it might be water regions are really voids - nothing there at all.  In the below picture, taken in the southern Bellisseria area, on the left side, you can sail in the regions with the red dot, but not in the regions north and west of those.  When you look at the regions closely, you can see a slight difference in the blue texture.  A very, very large part of the entire SL map of 'blue' regions is really just a bunch of void regions.

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29 minutes ago, TickleKitten said:

So John and I bought out first watercraft from the amazing BBX. Just a jet ski for now but given their quality? We'll be back for something a bit bigger. Anyway, we have a nice waterfront place and headed out down the canal and out only as far as the edge of the land parcels and boom! No further. Hit a wall. Is it because this specific water vehicle can't get through those barriers, or are we doing something else wrong and fail to understand how sailing/yachting works in the wider SL world? Thanks!

Yes, it is both usable water in SL, and also "fake" water that looks just like water when you look at it. But when you reach the region border, you can not enter.

I am not a tech wiz so I can't say why it is lots of empty "water" parcels. I suppose it is pretty to look at, instead of a black void?

If you open the map, like I do on Mainland, you can se name of regions, and you can click another place and get up a red ring there, and then teleport there. But in "fake" water, you get a ring that changes between blue and black, and it says "Loading..." and nothing more.

And as said by @LittleMe Jewell, Bellisseria is a good place to test boats. Type in "Cedarburg" and click where you see my red circle. You look at the pier and it is two huge rez areas for boats there. Lots and lots of protected water.

Edited to add: This is one of the reasons Bellisseria is so popular. Protected water you can swim and sail in around the whole continent. Or just walk on the sea bed, lol. Plus roads that other residents can't block, so you have protected roads to ride and drive on. All the grey lines you see on the bottom picture is public roads. Very easy to explore if you will move all over the place fast. Open the map, look for an intersting place. If it says "Protected land" where you click, it is open to public and you can teleport there. (Protected land = open to public, others can't block it with their objects)

 

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Unrelated to the topic, but good to know about the void. If you live on the edge of empty water, you can buy "offsim" decoration. They are anchored on the "true" land or water, and extended out in the void. You can't enter, but sometimes it is furniture you can click on and "sit" or lay, or cuddle out of the sim. The correct word is region, but all are saying sim so....

Here, my land ends just at the boat mast. But the boats middle point, the root prim, is inside, so it can have the bow out in the void. The lighthouse, the way, the ocean waves and the rocks are all out in the void. This is of course not allowed, if it was protected water others should use too.

People buy this decor just so it shall look better. As I have my sailboat - a BBX that one, I have a few yachts and other boats from BBX - but it is only for looks. I have barely a strip of water I can be in.

It is good to you know if you rent, maybe what you see is not all usable. Maybe decorations are stretching out in the void. Check how big the land/water really is.

 

 

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Perfect!!! Understood and now I know why ocean parcels go for sooooo much.

Update > Got it right this time. Partner bought his 1024m mainland parcel for our home on a large, sailable water body. Woohooo! If you see a giggly redhead on a jet ski, I don't drive well, just saying :)

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3 hours ago, belindacarson said:

don't most of the ocean Sims have a rezz zone in them?

I think all the Linden water homesteads in the Blake Sea have a rez zone near their northeast corner, so in that area it's pretty easy to find a place to (re-)launch watercraft: just head to the corner of four water sims and there'll be a rez zone nearby.

And yeah, there are many other Linden and privately-owned launch areas open to the public, including the Bellisseria areas, so going sailing doesn't require owning waterfront land... but if one is going to own land anyway, waterfront is a very attractive choice for anyone who likes sailing.

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